If you have decided to paint a room to give it a makeover or simply to spruce it up, you may think your biggest decision is deciding the color. While color choice certainly does matter, the type of paint you use is just as important. It can all be a little confusing when you browse the paint aisle. We can help you decide what kind of paint you need so your paint shopping is fun and stress free. Our team at Greenwood Hardware can answer any additional questions you may have about paint in the store!
Choosing the Sheen
This is really an important factor when it comes to choosing the paint for your room. Different sheens mean different things.
This type of paint is like it sounds. There is no glossy look to it. It is also not washable. If there are fingerprints or other blemishes, taking a sponge or towel to the paint will wash it right off the wall. However, flat paint doesn’t show blemishes, like nail holes, as much as the satin finishes.
This is the most common paint choice. It resists stains, and when needed, a damp sponge can wipe away fingerprints. It is a great choice for most rooms in the house.
This is the glossiest finish and has a high sheen. Because of this, any minor imperfection on the wall is very obvious. Bedrooms and living rooms where pictures are likely to be hung will have nail holes, which will be very noticeable when the nails are removed. Satin finishes are great for trims.
Most people associate painting with strong fumes that can be dangerous to inhale, especially for those with breathing problems. Choosing a paint with Low VOC is an excellent choice for everybody. You won’t have to worry about letting the room air out for a couple of days while the paint dries. You can move right in and not worry about any noxious odors.
Quality paint is going to save you money in the long run. Although it will cost more money up front, it will go on smoother and require fewer coats to get that ideal finished look. You will find you use less paint when you choose a better-quality paint brand.
You will find the perfect paint for your needs at Greenwood Hardware. Head on in and pick out the paint color that will give your home that fresh, new look you want. Come on in, or contact us today.